Monday, June 18, 2012

Kick Off Your AthFest with Monterey Pop

The Monterey Pop Festival took place 45 years ago this week on June 17-19, 1967, inventing the rock festival, kicking off the Summer of Love, and generally blowing the minds of an entire generation.  This week's Athens rock festival known as AthFest is part of this proud tradition, which was first documented by filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker.   His film "Monterey Pop" is widely acknowledged to be the best rock documentary ever and the originator of the form that continues today.

In honor of AthFest, 6X6 is collaborating with Ciné to present this hallmark of counterculture at a special event on Wednesday, June 20th at 7:30 in the theater, free with an AthFest wristband or a reduced admission price of only $5.00.  Come immerse yourself in the moment when everything changed, including the introduction of Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding.

In addition to the usual 6X6 and Ciné fun (drinks, popcorn, door prizes) we are privileged to have esteemed speaker JoE Silva from the WUGA radio show Just off the Radar to help us understand why this movie is so special.  Come early and stay late...other AthFest FilmFest events follow in the lab and the theatre, including a showing of A Fighting Chance.

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